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21 December 2010

Pouring Concrete Over Slough's Play Areas

Labour's Coy, Secretive "Achievements" Scrutinised

In his letter of last week, Cllr. James Swindlehurst was somewhat coy about the amount of concrete that Labour is pouring over Slough.

Whatever he says, Britwell and its open spaces are very much at risk from Labour's cement mixers. The Monksfield Way play area is to be surrounded by houses and Kennedy Park is to be much reduced in size, removing open space that has been enjoyed by local people for generations. Even if this concrete bonanza does result in a new play area, having lost acres of green open space, the public will have received a raw deal.

Furthermore, I am informed that the sale of the site on Upper Lees Road for a mere £1 that Cllr. Swindlehurst referred to was completed when Labour was in power. Cllr. Swindlehurst may also wish to recall the play area on the corner of Wellesley and Wexham Road, which Labour sold for housing. Are these Labour "achievements", symptomatic of Labour's war on public open spaces and green grass, really worth boasting about ?

Most notably, Cllr. Swindlehurst made no attempt to defend Fiona MacTaggart's apparent failure to notice that Slough council has been run by the Labour party since May 2008, or Fiona's outrageous scaremongering that Slough is to lose its MP, at a time when the Boundary Commission is not even considering such a change.

Tristan Miles